Your Body is Art :: Tattoos and Sisters

Your Body is Art :: Tattoos and Sisters

Lindsay, was in town from her home in Hawaii to visit with her sister. Of course, she had to stop by for a shoot!

Lindsay is like a walking piece of art. Her tattoos are amazing, intricately designed and thoughtfully selected. She’s beautiful inside and out, as well as intelligent and driven. It was an honor to photograph her and show her how beautiful she is!

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A Look Back to Winter :: Yana's Session

A Look Back to Winter :: Yana's Session

There’s a lot that goes in to prepping for a shoot. There’s cleaning the studio, prepping my camera gear, checking the weather (for lighting purposes), making sure the lovely lady coming over has all the details on where to go, what to bring, and how to prepare. But most importantly, from a creative perspective, there’s the prep I do for inspiration.

As I’m prepping for a shoot this afternoon, I’m using all my usual tricks to get inspiration ready before my model arrives. Today I went to my favorite place to look for inspiration – my own previous work. Does that sound boastful? Maybe. Sorry – not sorry – because each and every image I’ve put out there is special to me and inspires me. Each empowers me to do what I love and continue to work hard to help women feel beautiful, empowered, and sexy.

In my “inspo” scroll today, I came across some work from earlier this year that I absolutely loved --- and then it hit me – I never shared the full session with you!

So of course, I’m dropping everything and doing that RIGHT NOW!

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NYC Life - Shooting with Shaynna Sheppard

NYC Life - Shooting with Shaynna Sheppard

A few weeks back, my husband and I had the pleasure of spending a week in NYC. And I do mean IN the city. We wanted the full city experience, not just the tourist experience. So we rented an airBnB in Spanish Harlem.

It was right in the mix of everything. One block from the subway, three blocks from Central Park, and walking distance to several authentic NY Pizza places. We ate far too many slices of pizza.

When we travel, we always try to set up shoots wherever we go to meet new people and get the experience of shooting different locations. So we arranged to shoot with model Shaynna Sheppard.

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Modeling with Madison :: Making if Fun!

Modeling with Madison :: Making if Fun!

I always tell my ladies that when they leave their session, they’ll leave with a whole new respect for models and modeling as a profession. It’s easy to see a beautiful photo of a model who’s making it look effortless and think that she’s just standing there, being beautiful, not doing anything at all.

But that is SO far from true. Models work HARD. Posing is not easy. Controlling your facial expressions is not easy. Moving naturally while being photographed is not easy. Keeping your toes pointed, your back arched, your hands looking soft and natural, all while putting on your pouty lips and seductive stare takes patience and focus – and commitment.

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Satin Sheet Perfection :: Paige Nicollette

Satin Sheet Perfection :: Paige Nicollette

Today’s feature is Paige Nicollette, and I must say, she’s just completely stunning!

When Paige walked in my studio with a great big smile and this killer fluffy jacket, I was just ready to die of excitement!

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Jocey’s V-Day Treat

Jocey’s V-Day Treat

Jocey came to me in the weeks before Valentine’s Day. She was referred to me by a friend who has shot with me several times. I absolutely LOVE referrals! To me, I only recommend something I truly love to my friends, so a referral is one of the biggest compliments I can receive.

Jocey is completely stunning. Her eyes are captivating and her hair is so unique and gorgeous. It was as if the light in my studio was made for her.

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Be True to Yourself :: Paige's Session

Be True to Yourself :: Paige's Session

When planning outfits for your boudoir session, I always encourage you to stay true to your own personal style. While getting out of your comfort zone is definitely part of the process, you’ll want to rock outfits that are very YOU.

Lingerie comes in so many styles, shapes, colors, and fits, that it can be tempting to go out and try several things that just aren’t you. My lingerie style guide provides lots of tips and tricks to help you sort through what’s out there and what will flatter you most. But it’s still up to you to put your own personal touch on what you bring to make sure your personality comes through in your outfits and you can look back at your images and love everything about them.

Paige did an awesome job staying true to her own personal style for her session. She’s ultra-feminine and embraces her girly side. She’s participated in pageants for years and feels comfortable indulging her glamorous side. I adored the feminine pieces she brought for her session. The colors, the lace, and floral patterns really captured her personality.

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New Challenges :: Steamy Couple's Boudoir!

New Challenges :: Steamy Couple's Boudoir!

You may have noticed, as have I, a rising trend in boudoir lately… It’s not just about the ladies anymore. Couple’s Boudoir is officially the next big thing.

At first, it may seem a little odd. But then you stop and think about it….you’re in love, you have an amazing (and super hot) partner, your partner thinks you are super hot too. You spend your date nights cuddling in bed, snuggling, on the couch, and holding each other tight. Maybe you’ve had professional photos done before of you as a couple or as a family, or maybe you’ve even had your own boudoir session with me, but you don’t have any photos of you and your smoking hot partner that really capture the passion you have for each other.

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Posing from a Playmate!

Posing from a Playmate!

Sometimes it takes a little while to get settled in to your shoot, to get comfortable, confident, and open to showing your sexy off for my camera. I love helping you come out of your shell. We work towards it from the first moment you come in to my studio, and as the transformation takes place, your images get steamier and steamier!

The process is different for everyone. For most it takes at least the first outfit to get in to what we’re doing and confident in from of the camera. This is why we rank your outfits when you arrive, and usually begin with your least favorite.

For some, though, the transformation is instantaneous. Or maybe there’s no need for a transition at all. For some, that inner vixen that we all have inside us is exuding at all times.

Jessica Jones is one of those women.

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